NCT 127 was having amazing activities in the U.S. They are the first and only K-Pop group to feature in Apple Music "Up Next", they have been to the 2018 American Music Awards, and they appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" where they performed.
They also appeared on the show "Good Day LA" (Fox) on October 9th. This is where member Mark was the victim of a more-than-questionable question. Mark is born and raised in Canada, he -obviously- is a native English speaker.
During the interview [all in English], the host of the show was asking about a birthday present and the conversation ended up like below.
Host: And you are from Canada?
Mark: Yes, Vancouver
Host: Very cool, your English is awesome. I love it. Very cool
She was basically praising his English.
Mark was taken aback but kept smiling. HaeChan's face seen on screen on the back was saying much of the situation.
Fans criticized the host for an "unprofessional" attitude and "racist" comments.
What do you think about the issue?